Regency Hospital Company Chooses Radware to Ensure Continuous, Secure Access to Medical Records and Patient Care Information
Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), the leading provider of intelligent integrated solutions for ensuring the fast, reliable and secure delivery of networked and Web-enabled applications over IP, announced today that Regency Hospital Company (Regency) has chosen Radware's Application Access solution to ensure caregiver access to vital medical records and patient information. LinkProof, a key component of Radware's APSolute suite of integrated application delivery products, ensures that Web-based applications are always secure and available, even when faced with unexpected ISP outages. LinkProof has eliminated what had been significant bandwidth and uptime issues that hindered the viability of Regency's fast-growing network.
As a premier provider of Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospital services for medically complex patients, Regency relies on uninterrupted local and remote access to critical information at its centralized data centers. Regency operates 19 LTAC hospitals across the United States. Regency Hospitals provide intensive critical care to medically complex patients through aggressive clinical therapies, technologically-advanced equipment, and an interdisciplinary team approach centered on individual patient needs in an acute care hospital environment. Regency's patients are typically critically ill and require a longer length of stay in an acute care environment than traditional short term hospitals are designed to provide. To properly administer care, Regency's staff requires immediate, uninterrupted and secure access to patient records via a wide area network (WAN) and remote-access virtual private network (VPN).
As Regency grew in size it turned to its IT resale partner Enroute Networks (Enroute) to ensure rapid access and security of its critical applications and data and to establish a critical foundation for future network growth.
"Our primary objective is to provide the best patient care that we can. Having constant access to patient medical data and records, across a large network of sites, is critical to realizing that goal," said Micah Laughlin, vice-president of information services, Regency. "Installing LinkProof on our network allows our caregivers to perform their job much more effectively, thereby increasing the overall standard of care that we can provide our patients."
Radware's LinkProof provides multi-homing and WAN acceleration for reliable, always-on and optimized Internet link connectivity for accelerated distributed application delivery. It optimizes and intelligently routes traffic across Internet links, moderating bandwidth loads to ensure connection fault tolerance and scalability. Securing all enterprise entry points and cleansing all link traffic, LinkProof delivers denial of service (DoS) protection and intrusion prevention to insulate distributed applications, resources and users against attack.
"In the healthcare industry, high availability and secure access to data is crucial," said Michelle Blank, chief marketing officer at Radware. "LinkProof offers Regency the flexibility to build a WAN solution around market leading technology that keeps costs down and keeps the hospital's staff always connected to business-critical applications and websites."
With LinkProof, Regency's doctors and nurses enjoy uninterrupted remote access to Web-enabled applications, allowing them to be productive using distributed applications from anywhere across the WAN. LinkProof provides load balancing across Regency's series of unique T1 carriers, helping to manage VPN failover should it occur.
David Hampson, president of Enroute, commented, "By the time Regency opened its 10th hospital, it was clear they needed more bandwidth and redundancy at the corporate data center to ensure uptime for the hospitals - especially with the new online clinical systems that were being planned for deployment. The dual LinkProof solution was the perfect match for these requirements, allowing Regency to utilize two multi-T1 pipes from independent carriers (AT&T and Sprint)."
For more information about Regency, visit www.regencyhospital.com. For more information about Enroute, visit www.enroutenet.com.
Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR) is the global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assuring the full availability, maximum performance and complete security of all business critical networked applications while dramatically cutting operating and scaling costs. Over 3,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide use Radware application-smart switches to drive business productivity and improve profitability by adding critical application intelligence to their IP infrastructure, making networks more responsive to specific business processes. Radware's APSolute product family provides the most complete set of application front end, remote access and security capabilities for application-smart networking to ensure faster, more reliable and secure business transactions. Learn more on how Radware application delivery solutions can enable you to get the most of your investments in IT infrastructure and people. www.radware.com.
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